Can Two People Listen to Spotify at the Same Time?

What to know before sharing a Spotify account

What to Know

  • Two to five people can listen to Spotify at the same time using Group Sessions.
  • To start a Group Session, tap the Connect button next to a track or a playlist.
  • Group Sessions are a Premium feature only and are available on the Spotify mobile apps only.

Sharing your favorite song on Spotify with someone is always nice. But can two people listen to Spotify at the same time? It's an idea that can help you connect with friends over distances and enhance your music experience.

Let's learn how to listen together on Spotify in real-time in a way that doesn't need you to buy a Spotify Family Plan or be in the same place.

Can I Listen to Spotify with a Friend at the Same Time?

The short answer is: Yes, two people can listen to Spotify at the same time. 

Spotify Group Session was introduced as a beta feature for collaborative listening. Groups of two to five people can start listening to a song or a playlist on one device or their own devices in real-time. 

  1. Open Spotify and start playing a song, a playlist, or a podcast.

  2. Tap the Connect icon at the bottom of the screen.

  3. Select the Start Session button under Start a Group Session.

    Connect > Start Session > Invite friends on Spotify on iOS
  4. Select Invite friends. Spotify provides three ways to send the invitation link:

    • Share with any messaging app like WhatsApp.
    • Copy link to send it via any other medium like email.
    • Allow friends to scan the QR invite codes with their phone's camera.
  5. To exit the group session, tap End Session if you are the host. As a guest, select Leave Session to remove yourself from a friend's Group Session.

While listening to Spotify simultaneously, both host and guests can control the song or the playlist. It works just like any individual session. Both host and guests can pause, play, skip, and select tracks to listen together. Anyone can also add songs to the queue in the usual way. Any change will show up on all grouped devices in real-time. 

Do You Need Spotify Premium to Share Your Account With Another Person?

Yes, Spotify Group Sessions is a Premium-only feature. Only listeners with a Premium account can be part of the session and control the playback. All users must be on the mobile and tablet apps as it's not available on the Spotify desktop app or the web player. 

As the feature is in Beta, Spotify can modify it at a future date. 

Tip:

Spotify's Blend is a neat way to sync your music tastes with a friend. Blend is a shared playlist that combines your music tastes with a friend's, thus helping each other match and mix listening experiences. Combine this automatic playlist with a Group Session to bond over music.


Spotify Blend is available to both Spotify Free and Premium users worldwide.

FAQ
  • How do I make a Spotify playlist two people can edit?

    You can share a collaborative Spotify playlist with one person so that both of you can edit and enjoy the songs on it. To make a collaborative playlist, go to Create Playlist > three dots > Collaborative Playlist and then share the playlist.

  • How do you make a private playlist on Spotify for two people?

    When you make a secret playlist on Spotify and then share it with another person, only you and the other user can view the playlist. On the desktop app, right-click the name of the playlist and select Remove from profile. On the Spotify app, go to the playlist and select More (three dots) > Remove from Profile and then share the playlist.

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